News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in October 2013
IBM Shifts SmartCloud Customers To SoftLayer
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
IBM customers have been notified to move by Jan. 31; IBM SoftLayer unit operates 13 data centers.
Docker Finds Open Source Success
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
PaaS firm formerly known as dotCloud changes its name to Docker after developers embrace open source Docker.org project.
Cloudera Plans Data Hub Role For Hadoop
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloudera prepares to make Hadoop a central hub and first destination for companies' data. SAS and Apache Spark add data-analysis options.
Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Cloud providers deliver great infrastructure and applications, but they are not in charge of the entire customer experience. That job still belongs to IT.
Los Angeles Gives Cloud Email Another Chance
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
After an FBI security rule prevented the LAPD from using Google Apps, the city was forced to backpedal from its move to the cloud. Now Los Angeles is trying again.
Datalink Lets Feds Test Drive Cloud
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Google App Engine Swings, But OpenStack Is King
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Cloud users voted with their feet, made OpenStack topics the most popular sessions at Cloud Connect 2013. Here's what they learned.
Containers Add New Efficiency To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Why use an entire operating system just to run one application? Containers-as-a-service offer a smarter way to run applications in the cloud.
Cloud Vs. Tough Problems From Business To Weather
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
ZipCar founder Robin Chase and other Cloud Connect 2013 speakers explain how cloud can help solve pressing world problems.
IBM Creates Federal Cloud Innovation Center
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Center focuses on encouraging government agencies to adopt open standards for cloud computing.
PaasLane Speeds Cloud App Migrations
News  |  10/20/2013  | 
Cloud Technology Partners launches system that simplifies migrating legacy applications into the generic cloud, says Amazon version is on the way.
Cloud Stack Wars: Tough Questions
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
HP, Verizon Terremark and VMware executives back different cloud stacks, leaving us with important private cloud questions. Let's explore some chinks in the armor.
Avoiding Cloud Lock-In
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Moving data into a cloud service is easier than getting it out. Here's what agencies must consider before signing on the dotted line.
IBM Hardware Slide Drags Down Q3 Results
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
IBM revenue declines 4.1% as hardware sales sag 16.6%. Unix servers are the loss leader.
Avaya Helps Developers Add Collaboration To Apps
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Aura Collaboration Environment helps developers put teleconferencing, messaging and other collaboration services directly into business applications.
Feds Face Cloud Procurement Confusion, Delays
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Agencies eager to serve public 24/7 look for ways to procure cloud services faster than the usual 12 to 18 months, study finds.
Disruptive Technology: Follow Fight Club Rules
Commentary  |  10/15/2013  | 
Smart IT pros will apply the rules from the movie "Fight Club" to discussions with business colleagues. First rule: You do not talk about disruptive technologies.
Salesforce.com Creates Single-Sign-On Cloud
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Salesforce Identity service connects users to Web and mobile apps through the vendor's cloud platform. But does it fit with Active Directory?
Microsoft Charges Into Enterprise Cloud Market
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Microsoft updates Azure, Windows Server and other enterprise products as part of aggressive push into cloud market valued at $2 trillion.
Ubuntu Pushes Open Cloud Platforms
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Open-source OS Ubuntu is the quiet leader in cloud VM deployments and OpenStack development.
European-American Cloud Conflict: Bad for Business
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Europe is proposing privacy regulations that directly contradict American law. Business could get caught in the middle.
Microsoft Reveals Azure Cloud For Government Agencies
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will meet Defense Department security standards in a multi-tenant environment.
7 Vendors To Watch At Cloud Connect Chicago 2013
Slideshows  |  10/4/2013  | 
Learn the latest in cloud strategies and technologies at Cloud Connect in Chicago. Our preview showcases vendors making news there.
The New Bank Robbers: Emerging Cloud Threats
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
Today's outlaws target data, not cash. Here are some key considerations as you choose a cloud service provider for your enterprise.
Meet Western Digital's My Cloud
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
WD's new My Cloud drive offers an alternative to traditional cloud services, letting users organize and access their content anywhere there's an Internet connection.
What The GSA Could Adopt From Facebook
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
The General Services Administration could become a "GSA-as-a-service" platform that federal agencies could use to host and build their applications and systems.
Microsoft Azure Earns FedRAMP Approval
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows Azure platform passes key security hurdle, joins cloud vendor list for federal agencies.


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